Club Races (2022 calendar)

Club Race Entry is now open – we’ve separate links for the time trials and hill climbs here, and the club races here.

Ards Cycling Club organises a full programme of club races for its members from April through to September. Time trials, where riders race individually against the clock, are a great introduction into the world of bike racing. When you get fitter, and more comfortable riding in a group, then you might want to try our club road races as well.

Most races take place on Tuesday evenings – the full 2022 calendar is listed below. Links to the courses, and the results, are on the calendar. Various trophies are awarded annually for competition in club races. Click here for more details of these. We’ll try to keep an up-to-date list of leaders in the results pages against each race. Finally, we award medals for riders reaching certain standard times in time trials. For a list of the standard times for each age group, click here.

2022 Club Calendar

Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
5 Mile TT 29 March, 6:30pm B’gowan Rd, Comber 5 miles  here
Tour of Ards 2 April, 11.00am Cardy  various  here
10K Straight In TT 5 April, 6:30pm Greyabbey 10km  here
10 Mile TT 12 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
5 Mile TT 19 April, 7pm B’gowan Rd, Comber 5 miles  here
10 Mile TT 26 April, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
MTB XC (Open race) 30 April, from 10am Whitespots Various  here
10K Straight In TT 3 May, 7pm Greyabbey 10km  here
10 mile TT 10 May, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  cancelled
10k Straight in TT 17 May, 7pm Greyabbey 10 km  cancelled
Road Race 24 May, 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles  here
Town Centre Races 31 May, 7pm Newtownards Town Centre Various  cancelled
Trail Quest 1 June, 6.30pm The Lane (BT22 2PH) 90 minutes  here & here
Road Race 7 June, 7pm Ballygowan 26 miles  here
Magreechan Cup 14 June, 7pm Millisle – Ballyhalbert 16.6 miles  cancelled
Trail Quest 21 June, 6.30pm Castle Espie 90 mins
Hill Climb 28 June, 7pm Scrabo carpark 1.75 miles
Road Race 5 July, 7pm Orlock 24 miles
No Event 12 July, 7pm  Holiday time 🙂
25 Mile TT 19 July, 7pm Millisle 25 miles
10 mile TT 26 July, 7pm Millisle 10 miles
Champ Of Champs TT 31 July, 9.00am Saltwater Brig Course 25 miles
Road Race 2 August 7pm Carrowdore 27.5 miles
10k Straight in TT  9 August, 7pm Greyabbey 10km
Road Race 16 August, 7pm Ballygowan 26 miles
MTB XC (Open race) Date TBC Whitespots Various
5 Mile TT 23 August, 6:30pm B’gowan Rd, Comber 5 miles
Hill Climb 30 Aug, 6:30pm Bradshaw’s Brae 1 mile
Tour of Strangford 11 Sept, time TBC TBC 50/80 miles
 10 mile TT  25 Dec, 10am  Portaferry Road  10 miles
MTB XC (Open race) Date TBC Whitespots Various

For calendars and results from previous years, click here.